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Indiana Inmate Tests Positive for Tuberculosis

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WTHR.com reported that an inmate at the central Indiana Pendleton Correctional Facility has tested positive for active TB. According to the Indiana State Department of Health and Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC), the individual has been transferred to the Miami Correctional Facility and has begun treatment. The facility will screen inmates and staff who came into contact with the individual during the infectious period. Those who test negative will be retested again in 10 weeks; those who test positive will receive follow-up testing to determine whether they have active or latent TB and begin treatment. Since there is an increased risk of communicable diseases in a correctional setting, IDOC follows an aggressive TB control plan for screening and treatment, with facility staff undergoing screening annually and inmates being screened for symptoms upon intake. Indiana reported 102 TB cases for 2012 and 94 cases in 2013.
Source
http://www.wthr.com
Date of Publication
06/08/2014
Article Type
General media
Article Category
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cdcnpin.org News Record #63092

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